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Do you have your employees classified correctly?

It is strongly recommended that employers clarify the definitions of employment classifications so that employees understand their employment status and benefit eligibility. These classifications do not guarantee employment for any specified period of time. Accordingly, the right to terminate the employment relationship at will at any time is retained by both the employee and the … more »

Retain Key Employees by Improving the Core Skills of the Managers

Employees generally leave bosses, not necessarily organizations. Walker Information, an Indianapolis-based marketing research firm, reports that 50% of your employees will leave when the job market starts to open up (Bruce Kidd, VP, January 7, 2011). So, what you are you doing to make sure that they, specifically the high performers, will stay with your … more »

How Do Employers Avoid Ledbetter Problems

Last month, Kristen Shingleton, President of New Focus HR, wrote an article titled “Who is Lilly Ledbetter and How Does She Know President O’Bama?” (See the full article at www.newfocushr.com.) This month Kristen outlines eleven helpful hints that will assist employers with avoiding Ledbetter problems. Remember, that the law does require “equity” and does not … more »

Who is Lilly Ledbetter and how does she know President Obama?

Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama, from 1979 until her retirement in 1998. At first, her pay was in line with the salaries of men, but over time, a gap developed between her salary and the pay of male area managers with equal or less seniority. By … more »

EPLI Discounts

During the summer of 2009, New Focus HR received a telephone call from the Business Manager at a telecommunications company with 16 employees. She asked if we had the ability to assist her company with the development of an employee handbook. She stated that the company’s insurance broker had informed her that if they implemented … more »

Does your company have employees in Illinois?

Does your company have employees in the State of Illinois? If so, on 1/1/11, Illinois law prohibits most employers from inquiring into an employee’s credit history or taking an adverse employment action because of their credit history or report. The company must establish that creditworthiness is a bona fide job qualification in order to inquire … more »

Skirts or Slacks in the Workplace

By Jay Forte, President, Humanetrics, LLC www.Humanetricsllc.com Men and women do not think the same way; biology ensures this. Men think in a more spatial, logical and competitive way; women think in a more holistic, cooperative and interpersonal way – it has been this way for thousands of years. Though we have similar brains, each … more »

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